Diabetes Prevention Program


YOU CAN TAKE CONTROL

The YMCA’s Diabetes Prevention Program helps those at high risk adopt and maintain healthy lifestyles and reduce their chances of developing type 2 diabetes. The program is based on the landmark Diabetes Prevention Program funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which showed that by eating healthier, increasing physical activity and losing a small amount of weight, a person with pre-diabetes can prevent or delay the onset of type 2 diabetes by 58%. 

In a classroom setting, a trained lifestyle coach will help you change your lifestyle by learning about healthy eating, physical activity and other behavior changes over the course of 16 one-hour sessions. Topics covered include nutrition, getting started with physical activity, overcoming stress, staying motivated, and more. After the initial 16 core sessions, you will meet monthly for up to a year for added support to help maintain your progress.

CAN I PARTICIPATE?

Click here for checklist to see if you qualify to participate in our program. 

FEE

Options for payment include: a variety of grants, scholarships, third party payers, and self pay. Please contact us to see what fee coverage you might be eligible for.

INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?

Please contact our Director of Member Relations, Kelsay Smith at 765-529-3804 or by email at ksmith@henrycountyymca.org.